Broad Edge
Tips & Tricks

WITH PATTI ADAMS

Broad Edge Tips & Tricks

$75

full year access

Unlock the trick to dominating the broad edge nib!


Taught by Patti Adams
Hosted by Kestrel Montes

ENROLL NOW

How this will work:

  • This is a prerecorded class.
  • You will have instant access upon registering.
  • Includes closed captioning in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, and Japanese (others upon request).
  • All handouts, links and recordings are found in the course portal.
  • Includes ongoing access to the Student Artboard, our community forum.

Whether you're wielding a dip nib or a Pilot Parallel Pen, you'll have the skills necessary for beautiful broad edge calligraphy.

 

You’ll be ready to focus on making beautiful letters instead of just getting the dang pen to work for you!

 

Pen Manipulation

More advanced techniques used to enhance letterforms.

Parallel Pens

Discover the magic of this convenient tool.

Steel Nibs

All about the world of broad edge dip nibs.

 

DO YOU WONDER HOW PEOPLE MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY

LESSON MODULES
Bite size lessons guide you through the technical and creative Tips & Tricks to mastering the Broad Edge.

Introduction:

  • Welcome
  • Favorite Study Sources

Steel Nibs:

  • Broad Edge Nibs
  • Reservoirs
  • Prepping New Nibs
  • Caring for Nibs
  • Sharpening Nibs

Supplies: 

  • Nib Holders
  • Ink Options
  • Loading¬†the Nib
  • Best Papers¬†

Workspace: 

  • Desk Setup & Paper Placement

 

Practice Exercise: 

  • Basic Exercises
  • Adding Slant
  • Pen Manipulation
  • Creative Practice

Lefty Tips:

  • Broad Edge as a Lefty (with special guest lefty, Jody Meese)

Using Guide Sheets:

  • Anatomy of Letters
  • Nib Widths

Pilot Parallel Pens:

  • About Pilot Parallel Pens
  • Cleaning & Trouble Shooting
  • Loading Cartridges
  • Blending colors
  • Dipping Into Ink

Alternate Tools:

  • Converting a Pointed Pen Nib
  • Other Broad Edge Options
OPENS JULY 15

DO YOU WANT TO DOMINATE THE BROAD EDGE NIB?

 

No matter the script style you love most (Italic, Gothic, Uncial, Blackletter), the first step is to get the dang nib to cooperate!

 

After taking Broad Edge Tips & Tricks, you'll be ready to successfully tackle your favorite calligraphy style without the frustration!

 

 

Broad Edge Tips & Tricks

$75

full year access

Unlock the trick to dominating the broad edge nib!


Taught by Patti Adams
Hosted by Kestrel Montes

ENROLL NOW

How this will work:

  • This is a prerecorded class.
  • You will have instant access upon registering.
  • Includes closed captioning in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, and Japanese (others upon request).
  • All handouts, links and recordings are found in the course portal.
  • Includes ongoing access to the Student Artboard, our community forum.

About Patti:

Patti specializes in a wide¬†array of unique commissions including proclamations and invitations for Mardi Gras,¬†custom lettering for books,¬†gilding projects and book illustration. She teaches workshops across the country including at IAMPETH. ¬†She is on the faculty of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and Loyola University and in her "spare time,‚ÄĚ continues her 30 year career as a professional flutist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

@pattinola

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